BAY CITY, Mich. – Coming in hard and fast was the way to the top of SCORETRACKER® for Kevin VanDam as he caught more than 20 pounds of bass right off the bat and never lost the lead during the Knockout Round of Minn Kota Stage Seven Presented by Suzuki. The Michigan legend is on pace to finish his career with one more major win, carrying 21 pounds, 8 ounces into the Championship Round for a 2-13 head start.

Meanwhile, the Toro Cut Line was anything but set in stone as multiple anglers moved across with Cody Meyer ultimately gaining the 10th-place position on a tiebreaker with Casey Ashley. Both anglers posted 16 pounds, 7 ounces, but Meyer gained the upperhand with his 4-13 to Ashley’s 4-1.

Stage Seven concludes tomorrow with the Championship Round on the MLFNOW! live stream at, the free MLF app or at 7:45 a.m. ET.